Would a pair of Paradigm Monitor 11's be loud enough to drop jaws...well i just love listening to music really loud...if they don't provide enough bass i will buy a sub...i like listening to hard rock...if this type of speaker isn't made for this music recomend another pair in this price range for me...thanks...
also depends on your receiver/amp...if you have a crappy one then you could spend $30K on speakers and they still wouldn't be very good.
I have the monitor 7's and they sound great, but edster is right, you do need a good amp. Another brand you might want to check out is Klipsch as those babies can throw some serious sound. Try the RF35's.
The Klipsch RF35 is a good choice for loud music, but a lot of people find them to be bright/harsh speakers. This is easily cured by giving it a warm amplifier (HK, NAD, etc) however. They also go under 40Hz (lowest bass guitar note) unlike the Paradigms.
personally, I find that the monitor 9 and 11 to be a little boomy in the bass. The monitor 7 performs better in this reguard UNLESS you have a very large room.
The woofers in the 7's are just better matched IMHO to the tweeter. The larger woofers in the 9 and 11 overwhelm the tweeter and make the bass somewhat loose and boomy. This was a paraphrase out of a post that I read earlier, and sums this up correctly.
the klipsch reference speakers have EXCELLENT woofers BTW
d lowe: The Paradigm "may" go down to 35Hz in a real room, but you will note on their specs that it states the -2dB point is 48Hz. It will largely depend on your room. The Klipsch on the other hand will do the job.
And if you will also note, the Monitor 9 goes deeper.
Paradigm are accurate and are not bright sounding unlike klipsch's but thats my opinion. I listed to both rf35's and rf5's and went with paradigm legends more accurate and bass was just as good as or better the the klipsch to me. 35hz is about perfect anyways under that I'd rather have the subwoofers take care of it. I got legends for fronts and rears, cc270, and I'm trying to decide between two pdr12's, pw2200, supercube, and a klipsch rsw15.